Sunday, August 14, 2005

Husband Sobs Out Story of Domestic Tragedy

August 14, 1947
Bell Gardens

A hangover made him do it. That's what Frank Vogel, 52-year-old machinist/cement worker and author of an unfinished book on Technocracy, said after turning himself in to police officers at City Hall yesterday.

It seemed he'd just shot his wife. Mrs. Hilda Vogel, 45, a secretary at Bell Gardens Junior High School, in an argument over his belief that she encouraged the romantic intentions of other men. She in turn had spoken of divorce.

He suddenly blacked out, and when he came to found her dead on the kitchen floor of their 3-room home at 5613 Clara Street. He put the gun onto the table and, without even getting his coat or hat, drove his wife's car straight to City Hall.

Mrs. Vogel is survived by Jean Aurand, 18, her daughter by a former marriage. Frank Vogel, inconsolable, is in County Jail, booked on suspicion of murder.

Suggested reading: Technocracy and the American Dream: The Technocrat Movement, 1900-1941

1 comment:

Larry said...

SOUTHLAND PHONES UP
25 PER CENT SINCE WAR


The growth of Southern California was reflected in a Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Co. report issued yesterday. The company said that the number of telephones it has in service in the Southland has increased more than 50 per cent since Pearl Harbor, more than 25 per cent since V-J Day.

R.L. Sawyers, division telephone manager, said that at the beginning of the war the company had 852,000 telephones in service in Southern California. The number had reached 1,021,000 by the time peace came and today it stands at 1,290,000. The increase for the last two years reached a total of 269,000 telephones.

And there are still insufficient telephones for all potential subscribers. About 149,000 applicants are waiting.

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Los Angeles Telephone Exchanges:
Adams…………...Adams, Century
Albany…………..Albany, Blanchard, Cleveland, Pyramid, Ryan
Alhambra……….Atlantic
Angelus…………Angelus
Arcadia………….Atwater
Axminster……….Axminster
Beverly Hills……Brighton, Crestview
Burbank…………Charleston
Canoga Park ….. Superior
Capitol………….Capitol, Cumberland
Chase…………...Chase (San Fernando Valley)
Covina………….Covina
Crescenta……….Churchill
Culver City…….Ardmore
Drexel………….Drexel
El Monte………..Budlong
El Segundo……..El Segundo
Glendale………..Citrus
Hawthorne………Hawthorne
Hollywood……...Garfield, Gladstone, Granite, Hempstead, Hillside, Hollywood, Hyperion, Stanley
Inglewood………Orchard
Lafayette……….Jefferson, Kimball, Lafayette, Logan, Lucas, Nevada
Lomita…………Lomita
Long Beach……Long Beach
Malibu………….Malibu
Menlo…………..Menlo
Monrovia……….Monrovia
Montebello……..Union
Mutual………….Mutual
Newmark……….Metcalf, Newmark
Olympic………..Chapman, Morningside, Normandy, Olympia
Pasadena………..Sycamore
Redondo………..Redondo
Republic………..Ashley, Parkway, Republic, Rochester
Reseda………….Rugby
Richmond………Richmond
San Fernando…..Granada, San Fernando, Sepulveda
San Pedro………Terminal
Santa Monica…..Santa Monica
Sierra Madre……Custer
Sylvan………….Sylvan (around La Canada Flintridge)
Thornwall………Oregon, Pleasant, Thornwall, Twinoaks
Topaz…………..Topaz
Torrance……….Torrance
Torrey………….Torrey
Tujunga………...Sunland
Van Nuys………State
West L.A………Arizona
Whitney………..Bradshaw, Walnut, Webster, Wyoming, York
Whittier………..Whittier

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